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TO:HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCILFROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
DATE:DECEMBER 3, 2002
SUBJECT:LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICE CONTRACT FOR PARKS AND TRAILS
On May 6, 1997, a contract was awarded to TrueGreen Landcare, Inc. for the maintenance of the City’s parks and trails. That contract was a three-year contract with the option for 3-one year extensions. On October 23, 2002 the City advertised for bids for a park and trail maintenance services, bids were opened on November 12, 2002 and the results are as follows:
The term of the contract is three and one half years with the possibility of three one-year extensions. The proposed contract includes an annual price adjustment, based on the Producer Price Index for finished goods for LA County.
The cost of the new contract is approximately 5% higher than the existing contract, and much of that increase is due to an increase in the level of maintenance on the City’s trails
Staff has experience with U.S. Landscape, Inc., the low bidder. This contractor is providing services for the City’s roadside maintenance service contract and staff is satisfied with their performance.
Adopting the staff recommendations will award a three and one half year contract to U.S. Landscape, Inc. for landscape maintenance for parks and trails.
Do not award a contract and re-advertise the contract. Staff recommends against this since it is unlikely that a lower price will be achieved.
The adopted FY 02-03 budget includes adequate funding for the recommended actions. The funding source is the City’s General Fund.
Dean E. Allison
Director of Public Works